Police investigate Annie Glidden Road robbery


DeKalb Police

By Northern Star staff

Police are investigating a robbery that was reported to have occurred Tuesday in the 900 block of North Annie Glidden Road.

An individual told police she was walking along Annie Glidden Road when a male approached her from behind, knocked her cell phone from her hand and punched her in the mouth when she attempted to retrieve it. The male allegedly took the individual’s phone, entered a red SUV and fled the area on Varsity Boulevard, according to an NIU Safety Bulletin.

The male is described as African American, in his early 20s, 5-foot-5-inches tall, heavyset and wearing a black sweatshirt with black pants, according to the bulletin.

Cmdr. James McDougle was not immediately available for comment.

Any suspicious activity can be reported to the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8400. Tips can be reported anonymously at 815-753-8477.